NHL Training Camp Buzz: Suzuki is out for two weeks for the two clubs

Welcome to the hype of the 2022-23 NHL training camp. Training camp is underway for all 32 teams and NHL.com has you covered with the latest news.

Montreal Canadiens

Nick Suzuki The Canadians said Thursday that he will miss two weeks with a lower-body injury.

The striker, who was named captain on September 12, had a NHL high in games (82), goals (21), assists (40) and points (61) last season.

defenseman Joel Edmondson Out indefinitely with an injury to the lower body and to the front Josh Anderson (upper body) and Jake Evans (Upper body) every day after day. straight ahead Paul Byron Recovering from a hip injury.

Evans skated Thursdays with the forward Sean Monahanwho is recovering from hip surgery. Canadians without a goalkeeper Carry price (knee), who is not expected to play this season and is in reserve injured for a long time.

“It’s tough but it’s kind of a nice lesson for us to learn early on, guys are going down,” Forward Brendan Gallagher He said. “You know it’s a long season, it’s grinding, you’re not going to last all year. So it’s good for others to come forward, and now obviously through camp here trying to work on things and chemistry and building on the systems that we implemented last year. So it’s an opportunity for the youngsters to kind of take charge What “.

The Canadians begin the regular season against the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 12. – Sean Farrell

Toronto Maple Leafs

Jake Muzin He will not be available to start boot camp due to back pain.

The defender is expected to return early next week.

Limited to 47 regular season games (three goals, 11 assists), Muzzin lost time with two separate concussions and an undisclosed injury last season.

“Some injuries but we took care of them during the season and during the season, I just did similar things where we prepared the body to go for another season,” Muzin said on Wednesday. “I feel good, I haven’t thought about anything about my concussions in the past and I feel good and ready to go for this year.” – Dave McCarthy

New Jersey Devils

Goalkeeper Mackenzie Blackwood and defenseman Doji Hamilton They are healthy after all the time lost due to injury last season.

Blackwood was limited to 25 games (24 games) last season due to COVID-19 and a recurring left heel injury.

“The summer has been good for me and my ankle… I don’t have any pain anymore,” Blackwood said. “I feel good, so I’m able to do everything I need to do on the snow. I feel refreshed and excited and ready to start working and trying to have a great year.”

Hamilton missed 17 games after sustaining a broken jaw.

“I’m obviously excited to get out there today and start working with the new coaches and some new players and I think it was a really good first day,” Hamilton said. “I think it will take some time… I may never be normal but there is still some nerve damage. I think when I got back into the squad last season, it wasn’t necessarily about the pain, just the mask I had to wear.”

Hamilton trained without a mask on Thursday and said he has no intention of wearing a mask during pre-season games or the regular season.

“I definitely didn’t feel the same way I did at the beginning of last year after the injury, so for me, I’ve just been trying to work as hard as I can this summer to feel better and healthier and play like I did. At the start of the season I think I can do,” Hamilton said. that.” – Mike J. Morell

Boston Bruins

Matt Gerzelec He started shooting again on Monday, working his way back from off-season shoulder surgery. The defender was on the ice before training with the Boston Bruins on Thursday.

“It’s exciting to be back out there and do a little bit more than I was capable of in the first few months,” he said.

Grzelcyk underwent surgery to stabilize his right shoulder on June 3 with an expected five-month recovery, which will see his return in November. He played through the injury, which occurred on January 22 against the Winnipeg Jets, last season, although he said he knew right away that he would eventually need surgery.

Grzelcyk said he wasn’t sure if there was an updated schedule, but that he feels better than expected, having only had to wear his ropes for two weeks. He had the same procedure done on his left shoulder about eight years ago.

“I think my range of motion has improved a little bit now,” he said. “Obviously I’ve been working on it a lot. Just little things like sleeping and getting up in the morning. Not harsh. It’s been a few months until the end of last year. Just happy to feel more like me. We still have a long way to go but the light is at the end of the tunnel.”

Grzelcyk said he’s been testing different stick heights to see if that puts his shoulder in a better position. – Amalie Benjamin

Colorado Avalanche

Valery Nesushkin Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said he will miss the start of training camp with a foot injury, but may return when the regular season begins on October 12.

“he is [one of the guys who isn’t ready to start camp]. Bednar said Thursday about the striker, who signed an eight-year contract with Colorado on July 11. tomorrow morning.”

Nichushkin sustained an injury during the Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning but did not miss a game. – Ryan Bolding

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